Slideshow: Executive SPECS 2013


Kent Swank, left, senior director, real estate/construction, The Home Depot, and Guillermo Sonetti, director, construction, Home Depot Mexico.



Randy Parnell, director, construction, Saks Fifth Avenue, left, and Bob Jensen, director, construction, Family Dollar Stores.



From left: Tim Kossbiel, Capitol Light; Parke Wellman, divisional VP, store environment. Helzberg Diamond; David Mullane, Capitol Light.


Pete Weiland, director of design & construction, Anna’s Linens.  

Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli’s founder and CFO Heidi Naples, left, and Jenee Naples, director of franchise and vendor relations.



Keynote: retail futurist Doug Stephens.



Tammy Douglas, manager, retail facilities, Hannesbrands.



Mike Stephens, development support manager, Autozone Inc.



Keynote and LinkedIn expert Kevin Knebl.



Jim Barrows, VP, facility operations & services, H-E-B.



Brandon Sanchez, director of construction, True Religion Brand Jeans.



Jason Kapka, left, associate AVP/manager, construction, Federal Credit Unit; Kent Swank, senior director, real estate/construction, The Home Depot.


Business partnering topped the agenda at Chain Store Age’s 11th annual Executive SPECS conference, which brought together retail executives and suppliers/service providers in store planning & design, construction and facilities management.

The event, held at November 6-8, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Fla., included peer networking, keynote presentations and face-to-face “information exchange” meetings with suppliers.

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